Hydrophobia goes XBLA exclusive

Friday, 26th March 2010 08:48 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Dark Energy Digital has announced its survival title Hydrophobia will be an Xbox Live Arcade exclusive when it releases later this year.

The developer also confirmed it will be playable on the show-floor at PAX East this week.

A new trailer for it was also released, which you can get below, thanks to Joystiq.



  1. Blerk

    Bloody norah, what a diabolical voice-over! :-D

    Difficult to generate much excitement about this one given how long it’s been in development, but EG seem to be suggesting that it’s Microsoft themselves publishing so perhaps there’s something in it after all?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. ShakaCarnage

    Length of development has nothing to do with it – it’s about attaining a level of quality.

    And it looks outstanding.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Eregol

    Haven’t they been making a PS3 version side by side with this?
    Only to confirm it’s a 360 exclusive?
    It must eb timed then, I doubt they’d put so much effort into a PS3 version only to scrap it.
    If I recall, at one point it was a PS3 exclusive, then went Multiformat.
    Now it’s completely shifted the other way

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Syrok

    I thought this was going to be a survival/puzzle game. That looks more like a generic shooter. :/

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    I dunno about ‘outstanding’, Shaka. It looks sort of interesting, but I wouldn’t go any further than that.

    The amount of exclusivity will very much depend on whether it really is being published by Microsoft now, Eregol. If they are publishing it themselves then that’ll be the end of it for PS3.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Incidentally, there’s a countdown on their web site which is due to expire in about two hours from now.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Filofax

    It looks average at best, as for quality there’s none showing in that small clip.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    I’m not holding my breath seeing as its a LIVE game and theres a crazy low size limit for games on there.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. itsucks

    @Gekidami: get a brain. Chime a game that could be done with 80 Mbs and use of MP3 quality sound, uses 800Mbs just for sound quality. PSN has shitty releases, and it has nothing to do with size… crap support, crap games, crap platform.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Gheritt White

    itsucks: You saw what happened to RGW1982 – why tempt providence?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Geki, there are Live games that are pushing 2gb in size now. The old size limits are ancient history.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. daytripper

    piss off with the system war shite, getting tired reading this garbage across websites. grown men acting all defensive/aggressive over a console, get a grip eh?

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    The voice, the VOICE.

    I turned off this after i listened to this

    Most awful voice of the year.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. ShakaCarnage

    You have to remember, in my journalism days, I actually saw the game. I haven’t played it, but it has some really interesting game mechanics, and yes, the water does look that good in motion.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Bulk Slash

    Crazy man takes an elite group of people to work on grand scientific ideas to save mankind in an underwater base that springs lots of leaks? Where have I heard that premise before…?

    The game looks interesting enough for me to overlook the seemingly generic story, hopefully this will be another Shadow Complex in terms of quality.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. ShakaCarnage

    That’s not the story at all. It’s set on ‘Queen of the World’ the largest ship ever created, which is attacked by terrorists.

    Anyway, I think it’s great, and I’m sure you’ll be converted.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Blerk

    Countdown expires in three minutes! :-)

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Blerk

    Well that’s a bit disappointing – it’s just the screenies and the video that we’ve already seen! :-D

    The press release does seem to suggest that Microsoft are publishing this themselves, though. So that’s probably the end of the other versions, sadly.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. daytripper

    probably get this, visually its decent for a download title

    #19 5 years ago
  20. get2sammyb

    The voice is pretty ridiculous isn’t it. Disappointed this isn’t coming to PS3 though. Don’t have a 360 so will hold my breath for this.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. AHA-Lambda


    not enough to judge the game on but FUCKING HELL THAT VOICE!!!

    #21 5 years ago

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